ERIC Number: ED231572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Kentucky Families in the '80s: A Survey Summary Report.
Bokemeier, Janet L.; Maurer, Richard C.
Community Issues, v5 n1 1983
In the spring of 1981, two questionnaires (one for the adult male and one for the adult female) were mailed to households (randomly selected from voter registration lists) in nonmetropolitan counties throughout Kentucky to examine their satisfaction with their communities and personal situations, family interaction, and marital quality. A total of 2,818 persons completed the questionnaires, representing 61% of the total possible respondents. The survey indicated that Kentuckians were quite satisfied with their marriages, family lives, and communities. The majority of Kentucky adults often participated in joint marital acitvities and seldom disagreed on important issues in living. Likewise, rural Kentucky men and women reported high levels of satisfaction with their marriages and family life. More than 70% of both men and women indicated that they were very satisfied with their marriages, and 65% were very satisfied with their family life. Husbands and wives generally agreed on the division of family jobs and family decisions. Children were very much involved in family decisions. Marital quality of Kentucky couples, based on joint participation in activities and agreement on important issues, was high. This suggested that participation in joint activities was important and had positive consequences for marital relationships. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Dept. of Sociology.
Identifiers: Kentucky; Marital Satisfaction